Question about Toshiba 20GB 5400 RPM NOTEBOOK HARD DRIVE KIT FOR SATELLITE PRO 4200 SERIES (20SP425TOS)
Second hand laptop from e-bay,no powwer lead no battery no memory,and no hard drive i have acquired all these items but it just wont boot,i plug the power lead in i get 1 steady green light,when i press the start button this light flashes amber and nothing else happens.....helpppp.
I had a similar problem on SatPro6100. Mine was LSSSLSSL (10010001).
Thinking that the laptop was buggered I decided I would take it apart and have a look at the insides.
Whilst it was apart I also disconnected the BIOS battery.
Couldn't find anything that looked like it had burnt out so put it all back together again.
When I turned it on again the darn thing was working fine!!!
The whole thing was apart for about 2 hours or so.
I don't know if it was removing the main battery and leaving it out for that time or whether it was resetting the BIOS (by disconnecting its battery) that fixed the problem.
Anyway, I have managed to get all my data off the laptop so not too worried if it screws up again.
I do however always disconnect the power source BEFORE shutting down the laptop and only reconnect it after I have pressed the on button. Seems to be working fine (for now!)
Hope that helps someone out there!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue restarting on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive boot up
test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive, SATA
the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?
even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause this problem computers need power and data to travel
through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work
could be a memory dump you might have to many programs running at one time putting to much stress on the CPU not having enough ram will do this
might be getting to hot make sure the CPU has a dust free secure seating and has THERMAL paste
if you right click in the bottom toolbar select task manager applications you will see whats running also processes you will see whats ticking
over if you see something running that should not be select end now you might even uninstall that program and some unnecessary programs
check your computer ram and cmos battery to make sure they are securely seated some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in
hope it helps
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